ArticlesPseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis in an Atopic Silicone Hydrogel Lens Wearer With RosaceaRobertson, Danielle M. O.D.; Cavanagh, H Dwight M.D., Ph.D.Author Information From the Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX. Supported by EY10738, Pearle and Chilton Foundations, Dallas, TX and an unrestricted research grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., New York, NY. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. H.D. Cavanagh, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-9057; e-mail: [email protected] Accepted January 31, 2005. Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice: November 2005 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 254-256 doi: 10.1097/01.ICL.0000159230.16447.1A Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose. This case report documents Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal infection associated with daily wear of a silicone contact lens in a patient who also had bilateral, preexisting biomicroscopic findings of ocular rosacea, seborrheic blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and chronic punctate corneal epitheliopathy. Conclusions. Collectively, these problems produce increased risk of infection for wear of any contact lens; and underscore the importance of proper patient selection, education and post-fit monitoring even when hyper-oxygen transmitting silicone hydrogels are utilized. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.